A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. The course is ideal if you're working in the sector and looking for continued professional development (CPD). If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you for more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.
Months of entry
This course provides a quality, career-enhancing education for museum professionals already working in the sector and for others who aspire to enter the field. You will add to your existing knowledge with current theories underpinning the sector, develop research skills within an academic environment and conduct a work-based research project.
We have strong working relationships with museums in the region, such as Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and Beamish – the Living Museum of the North, whose staff members teach on the course. These relationships mean that the course is at the cutting edge of museum practice. Due to our international reputation in museum studies, we attract students from a wide range of countries, contributing to our dynamic learning environment.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in writing and speaking).
See programme information in our online Prospectus for full details.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time18 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
Modules also available on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) basis. Competition for places is high and students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, although we will continue to consider later applications according to availability.
Course contact details
- Andrew Newman, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Cultures
- +44 (0) 191 208 7419